ZODIAC

Zodiac Gang

MembershipAquarius, Aries, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo

Purpose: To gain power through mysticism.

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Initiative (Cloud 9, Hardball, Komodo, Thor-Girl (Skrull)), New Warriors (Blackwing (Bohusk), Decibel (Starsmore), Longstrike, Night Thrasher (Donyell Taylor), Phaser, Ripcord, Skybolt (Stewart), Tempest (Salvadore), Wondra), Zodiac (unrevealed)

Base of Operations: Mobile

Aliases: "New Zodiac"

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: New Warriors IV#4 (November, 2007)

History: (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#14 - Zodiac) - Scorpio left his previous Zodiac and gathered a new Zodiac group. He still hoped to find suitable beings to take on the parts of Capricorn and Gemini.

(New Warriors IV#4) - Led by Scorpio, the Zodiac ravaged downtown Manhattan in their quest to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of the powerful Baal Abib. Confronted by the Initiative, the Zodiac made short work of their adversaries and continued to read the stars until their circle was interrupted by the New Warriors. Separated, the Zodiac fought back, failing to gain much ground until Cancer used her powers against Longstrike, reducing her to a withered husk. (see comments)

(New Warriors IV#5) - Furious by the death of his sister, Phaser shot at Libra who routed the blast back at him. Taking advantage of the Warriors' shock over Longstrike's death, the Zodiac got the upper hand against them but were soon thrown into disarray by the appearance of former mutant, Sofia Mantega. Facing defeat, the Zodiac teleported away.

(Dark Reign Files) - Quasimodo researched the Zodiac for Norman Osborn. (see comments)

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, dumping them before the Clown (Franklin, first name unrevealed) as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - The Zodiac's heads were mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

 

 

Comments: Created by Kevin Grevioux & Paco Medina

In the Zodiac's New Warriors appearances Scorpio speaks of "(summoning) the others" and "completing the circle". It's unclear exactly what Scorpio's what he meant by that, but it's possible "completing the circle" entailed filling the absent roles of Capricorn and Gemini.

It was suspected that this Zodiac was the shadowy Zodiac associated with the Scorpio that fought the Avengers as part of a larger scheme. This was clarified in the Dark Reign Files handbook, which revealed that they are separate incarnations of the Zodiac. Since then the Scorpio of this organisation was revealed to be the same as the Scorpio of this Zodiac.

Most of the Zodiac's ranks were unidentified in their appearances. They've been given names in this profile based on their appearances, but as they're unofficially assigned, are subject to change.

Thanks to Kevin Grevioux the real names for most Zodiac members in this incarnation were revealed in the Zodiac profile in OHotMU A-Z HC#14.

Profile by G Morrow.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Zodiac should not be confused with:

Aquarius should not be confused with:

Aries should not be confused with:

Cancer should not be confused with:

Leo should not be confused with:

Libra should not be confused with:

Pisces should not be confused with:

Sagittarius should not be confused with:

Scorpio should not be confused with:

Taurus should not be confused with:

Virgo should not be confused with:


AQUARIUSAquarius

(Akira Kiamata)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Aquarius, a Japanese woman, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Aquarius fell to Skybolt of the New Warriors and was encased in ice.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Facing defeat by the New Warriors, Scorpio teleported Aquarius and the other members of the Zodiac away.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - Aquarius was murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed the members of the Zodiac to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Aquarius' head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


ARIESAries

(Horst Brandauer)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Aries, a German man, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Aries was hit with a beam of fire by Tempest of the New Warriors and taken out of the fight.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Facing defeat by the New Warriors, Scorpio teleported Aries and the other members of the Zodiac away.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Aries' head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


CANCERCancer

(Shira Myles)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Cancer, an Israeli woman, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Cancer was momentarily deterred by the arrival of the New Warriors but quickly recovered and used her powers to ravage Longstrike with cancer.

(New Warriors IV#5) - As Longstrike succumbed to Cancer's attack, her brother, Phaser, lashed out at the Zodiac, blinding Cancer and Libra. After being trapped in ice by Tempest, Cancer was teleported away with the rest of the Zodiac by Scorpio.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Cancer's head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


LEOLeo

(K'Beer Okoye)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Leo, a Nigerian man, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Leo faced Night Thrasher of the New Warriors, meeting a swift defeat.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Falling to the New Warriors, Leo was hit with a blast of fire by Tempest before being teleported away with the other members of the Zodiac by Scorpio.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Leo's head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


LIBRALibra

(Michele Michaels)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Libra, an American woman, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Libra was injured during a bombardment of energy blasts by Phaser of the New Warriors.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Recovering, Libra absorbed a second blast from Phaser, sending it back at him. After firing an energy beam at a nearby child who tried rallying the Warriors on, Libra was blinded by Phaser; soon after she was teleported away with her teammates by Scorpio.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Libra's head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


PISCESPisces

(Dimitri Kantov)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Pisces, a Russian man, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Pisces was fazed during an attack by Decibel of the arriving New Warriors.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Pisces was hit with a blast of fire by Tempest. Facing defeat by the New Warriors, Scorpio teleported Pisces and the other members of the Zodiac away.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Pisces' head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


SAGITTARIUSSagittarius

(Karen Trudeaux)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Sagittarius, a French woman, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Sagittarius was fazed during an attack by Decibel of the arriving New Warriors.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Facing defeat by the New Warriors, Scorpio teleported Sagittarius and the other members of the Zodiac away.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Sagittarius' head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

 

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


TAURUSTaurus

(Roberto Ferrar)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Taurus, a Mexican man, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Taurus was momentarily fazed by Decibel of the New Warriors before being punched back into a car by Wondra. Recovering, Taurus continued to combat Decibel and Wondra while Cancer murdered their fellow Warrior, Longstrike.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Overpowering Decibel and Wondra, Taurus was ultimately taken down by a stray blast from Scorpio. Facing defeat by the New Warriors, Scorpio teleported Taurus and the other members of the Zodiac away.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Taurus' head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


VIRGOVirgo

(Tamara Sims)

(New Warriors IV#4) - Virgo, an American woman, joined the other members of the Zodiac in Manhattan as they attempted to use Earth's alignment with Mercury to reveal the location of Baal Abib. After defeating a team of Initiative recruits and holding back the New York Police Department, Virgo joined her teammates in combating the New Warriors.

(New Warriors IV#5) - Pushed back by a wall of fire by Tempest, Virgo was taken down by an energy projectile fired by Skybolt. Facing defeat by the New Warriors, Scorpio teleported Virgo and the other members of the Zodiac away.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Zodiac were murdered by a new one-man Zodiac, who killed them to free up the name for himself.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#1) - The one-man Zodiac carried the decapitated heads of the Zodiac in a bag, emptying them before the Clown as an example of his power.

(Dark Reign: Zodiac#2) - Virgo's head was mounted on a wall in Zodiac's headquarters.

 

--New Warriors IV#4 (New Warriors IV#5, Dark Reign: Zodiac#1,#2


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New Warriors IV#4, p16, pan2 (main image)
Dark Reign: Zodiac#2, p17, pan4 (as "decoration")
New Warriors IV#4, p20, pan4 (Aquarius)
New Warriors IV#4, p19, pan2 (Aries)
New Warriors IV#4, p22, pan1 (Cancer)
New Warriors IV#4, p19, pan2 (Leo)
New Warriors IV#4, p20, pan2 (Libra)
New Warriors IV#4, p16, pan2 (Pisces)
New Warriors IV#4, p16, pan2 (Sagittarius)
New Warriors IV#4, p16, pan1 (Scorpio)
New Warriors IV#4, p16, pan1 (Taurus)
New Warriors IV#5, p9, pan4 (Virgo)


Appearances:
New Warriors IV#4 (November, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Warriors IV#5 (December, 2007) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Dark Reign Files (February, 2009) - Michael Hoskin (head writer/coordinator), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Dark Reign: Zodiac#1 (August, 2009) - Joe Casey (writer), Nathan Fox (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Reign: Zodiac#2 (September, 2009) - Joe Casey (writer), Nathan Fox (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 07/05/14

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